02-16-10 06:38 PM
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  1. ineedhelp1234's Avatar
    I have an 8900 runnign edge all the time and I'm considering upgrading to a 9700. I'm not sure if I should spend the extra cash to get one since the 8900 and 9700 are so similar, but the main difference to me is 3G (trackpad and trackball r the same for me). Is 3G worth upgrading for? I understand that regular blackberry usage is sufficient on edge, is there a significant difference between edge and 3g? if something is really data-intensive, I would just use wifi anyway

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-13-10 05:00 PM
  2. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Yes, it is that nice!
    02-13-10 05:02 PM
  3. noaim's Avatar
    you also get a much faster processor so the device overall is much quicker
    02-13-10 05:02 PM
  4. Nalinith's Avatar
    I would prefer 3G over a EDGE any day of the week.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    02-13-10 05:07 PM
  5. mapimages's Avatar
    9700 anyday over a cheapo slow 8900

    go for it
    02-13-10 05:14 PM
  6. Xpimp's Avatar
    I notice the speed difference especially when I'm streaming or tethering. Anything else really isn't a big deal
    02-13-10 05:16 PM
  7. cafejunkie's Avatar
    For tethering 3G really helps. I find that call quality is improved as well. Not to mention if your loading any graphic-intense webpages it helps out quite a bit. Then (albeit less important for some) there is simultaneous voice and data which I find necessary while on a conference call and I still want to receive and reply to my emails.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-13-10 05:48 PM
  8. Cleveland's Avatar
    3G is really that much better than non 3G and if you were with big red... you can't hardly exist without it...
    02-13-10 05:55 PM
  9. bushako's Avatar
    I have an 8900 runnign edge all the time and I'm considering upgrading to a 9700. I'm not sure if I should spend the extra cash to get one since the 8900 and 9700 are so similar, but the main difference to me is 3G (trackpad and trackball r the same for me). Is 3G worth upgrading for? I understand that regular blackberry usage is sufficient on edge, is there a significant difference between edge and 3g? if something is really data-intensive, I would just use wifi anyway

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    It really depends on the 3G coverage in your area.
    02-13-10 07:20 PM
  10. rainor94's Avatar
    I like 3G because I can get text and browse while on a call. BlackBerrys are slow as **** in 3G or 2G when browsing the web.
    02-13-10 07:25 PM
  11. blkbryluva's Avatar
    If you want a some what fast browser, then you want 3G...
    02-13-10 07:32 PM
  12. vincentnyc's Avatar
    Didn't u see luke wilson commercial? Talk and surf at the same time man!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-13-10 07:35 PM
  13. bushako's Avatar
    wait...i thought that you can do the talk and surf thing through GPRS and EDGE!?
    02-13-10 07:39 PM
  14. vietalogy#CB's Avatar
    wait...i thought that you can do the talk and surf thing through GPRS and EDGE!?
    With GSM only on 3g you can talk and data at the same time.
    02-13-10 08:04 PM
  15. sdmcwilliams's Avatar
    I had a Curve on Edge and my Bold on 3G is way faster at surfing the web. I used to just give up on the curve.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-13-10 08:34 PM
  16. Username00089's Avatar
    I tell ya it makes on he!! of a difference on an iPhone
    02-13-10 09:18 PM
  17. rainor94's Avatar
    I tell ya it makes on he!! of a difference on an iPhone
    That's because it actually has a good browser.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-13-10 09:44 PM
  18. LuvMyBB's Avatar
    Yep, the best thing about 3G is simultaneous voice and data (on AT&T and GSM carriers).

    And I'm not just referring to talking and browsing, but talking and getting email, talking and getting MMS messages, and talking and using GPS/Mapping apps.

    You can't do any of those things with EDGE, GPRS, and (ahem) EVDO.
    02-14-10 12:13 AM
  19. elvin1983's Avatar
    3G was the main reason I left US Cellular. I wanted 3G, they were slow as **** to release it in my area when VZW had it out for YEARS!! It makes a difference on web browsing, download (especially for larger files, like apps), and apps like Facebook.

    If the price isn't too much, I'd suggest going to a 3G device. I did, and I won't ever go back to an edge device.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-14-10 02:15 AM
  20. snowindec9's Avatar
    3g is a difference maker in my book.
    02-14-10 02:30 AM
  21. curtxxx's Avatar
    I like 3G because I can get text and browse while on a call. BlackBerrys are slow as **** in 3G or 2G when browsing the web.
    Seriously...are you THAT important that you need to do both at once?

    Not a knock on the poster, but what's with the big push to do both at once...it's a fricken cell phone!!!! I can't see ANYONE being busy enough that they need the ability to both at once.
    02-15-10 09:40 PM
  22. Speedv1's Avatar
    In my opinion, through tethering, 3G really changes thing, through mobile browsing, if 3G was a 10/10 then EDGE (+) would be 7/10. You can notice it, but it's still bearable.
    02-15-10 09:43 PM
  23. LuvMyBB's Avatar
    Seriously...are you THAT important that you need to do both at once?

    Not a knock on the poster, but what's with the big push to do both at once...it's a fricken cell phone!!!! I can't see ANYONE being busy enough that they need the ability to both at once.

    "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
    - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
    02-15-10 10:12 PM
  24. bluz's Avatar
    IMO if you dont browse the net on the BB it wouldn't make any difference.
    02-16-10 12:31 AM
  25. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    Not just browsing... sending voice notes, emails with large attachments (heck don't even need to be large, one pdf attachment takes forever to send sans 3G), sending pics from your camera to cloud servers, nav software downloading maps, etc... there are numerous reasons why 3G is so important.

    Of course about 60 seconds after the first smartphone utilizing LTE/4G is sold and gets activated, 3G devices will be harshly criticized for being so archaic.
    02-16-10 12:58 AM
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